2021 WEBBY - HONOREE
2021 YDA - NOMINEE
2020 CRESTA AWARDS - GOLD FOR OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
2020 KINSALE SHARK AWARDS - SHORTLIST IN PRODUCTION DESIGN & SHORT FILM UNDER 5 MIN.
2020 LIFT-OFF LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL - SHORTLIST
2020 BERLIN COMMERCIAL AWARDS - NOMINATION IN DIRECTION, IDEA, CULTURAL IMPACT, EDITING, CINEMATOGRAPHY
Malaria is a short film that depicts the downfall of an ordinary hard-working US citizen, who loses his job, is bitten by a mosquito, and descends into a fever and sickness. While being ignored by those surrounding him and finding himself in the darkest of places, this citizen's journey ultimately leads to him with no other option than to live in the streets - houseless.
It is a metaphor showing how quickly and unexpectedly, one small event can be catastrophic.
As filmmakers, we learned a lot from making this film, so we decided to create a campaign - #houselessnothomeless. With this campaign, we aim to dig into the collective consciousness and bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, currently one of the most pressing issues in the City.
To learn more and get involved, please visit houselessnothomeless.info
Or find us on Instagram @houselessnothomeless.info
Written and Directed by
Director of Photography
Production Designer And Costume Stylist
Julija Fricsone Gavriss
Production Manager And First Assistant Director
Steven Benn, Emiliano Lopez, Mahrael Boutros, Devin DiNardo, Shealtiel Dow,
Frank Bauer, De’marshun Sanders, Diana Dray, Osama Ellahib, Christina Suzann
Polina Zaitseva, Jaime Tapia, Cesar Reyes, Connor Jhonson,
First Assistant Camera
VFX by SUPERCONTINENT
Ihabo Azzamo, Till Sander-Titgemeyer
CG And FX Artists
Johannes Kammerer, Johannes Lübke
Lukas Löffler, Priyesh Puthan Valiyandi
Special Thanks To
Skid Row Community, Harper Dry Lake Management, Art Center College of Design, Ross LaManna, Hugo Will, Andrej Nikolaev, Alex Derzavin, Sonja Polzin, Sebastian Raphael, Friedrich ’Fiddi’ Sigmund, DELI Creative Collective, Nhat Quang Tran